Whirlpool Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages (NYSE:WHR)
Shares of Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are presently covering the company, AR Network reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $164.86.
Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) traded up 0.09% on Tuesday, hitting $142.06. 186,890 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Whirlpool has a 52 week low of $107.88 and a 52 week high of $160.01. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $148.4 and its 200-day moving average is $147.. The company has a market cap of $11.044 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.52.
Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) last released its earnings data on Friday, April 25th. The company reported $2.20 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.33 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $4.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.30 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.97 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Whirlpool will post $12.20 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of research firms have recently commented on WHR. Analysts at Sterne Agee initiated coverage on shares of Whirlpool in a research note on Wednesday, June 4th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Longbow Research downgraded shares of Whirlpool from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 13th. They now have a $187.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Whirlpool in a research note on Thursday, May 8th. They now have a $159.00 price target on the stock.
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) is a manufacturer and marketer of home appliances.
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